Charlie McKenna Has Some Big Ideas About The Future Of Barbecue In America

Chicago chef is a big name in competitive barbecue
Feb 5, 2014 10:00 am

One food that that has certainly stood the test of time has been barbecue. The action of firing up the backyard grill to cook meats stretches back decades; it's a food that's decidedly American and that's grown increasingly in popularity, especially over the past few years. We caught up with Lillie's Q chef Charlie McKenna to discuss the state of barbecue in early 2014. Read on.

Help Pitmaster Rodney Scott Rebuild Through The Power Of Pork Sandwiches

Famous BBQ man lost his pit house in November
Jan 6, 2014 2:00 pm

It’s really a no-brainer. Who wouldn’t want to eat some of the country’s most legendary barbecue while contributing to a worthy cause? Pitmaster Rodney Scott of the famed Scott's Bar-B-Que in Hemingway, South Carolina lost his pit house just before Thanksgiving, when it accidentally burned to the ground. In an effort to rebuild the iconic joint, Scott’s fellow members of the Fatback Collective have established a fund to raise money for the construction process. Read on.

Barbecue Tourism Is A Real Thing: Here's The 2014 Competition Calendar

From Memphis In May to the Island of Staten
Jan 6, 2014 11:00 am

A true barbecue fan is willing and eager to hit the road in search of the good stuff. Now, with competitions heating up around the country, and even across the pond, there are plenty of opportunities to see the world while tasting the smokiest, tastiest 'cue you've ever had. Here's our guide to the barbecue contests of 2014, from Kansas City to NYC, Bentonville to Belgium.

Results From The Weekend’s Smoke At ICC, An Old Fashioned Barbecue Brawl

Ten teams competed for ultimate bbq bragging rights
Sep 30, 2013 11:00 am

Ten competition barbecue teams traveled from Texas, Vermont, New Jersey and New Orleans to compete in four categories barbecue categories at this weekend's Smoke at ICC at New York’s Pier 57. And the winner was...

Cochon 555 Louisville: Utilizing All Parts Of A Pig, Bourbon Included

Recap and pictures from latest stop of BBQ tour
Sep 9, 2013 3:00 pm

As part of his 18-event Cochon 555 tour around the country to raise awareness of heritage breed pigs, Brady Lowe has created a new offshoot of the initiative to “put the local back into barbecue.” This year, Lowe has tripled his efforts with stops in Memphis, St. Louis and Louisville. Read on for a recap of this weekend's Louisville event, complete with pictures.

Food And Drink Festivals Around The Country This Weekend And Beyond

BBQ, craft beer in New York, LA, Nashville and more
Aug 23, 2013 9:00 am

We've searched far and wide to find some of this weekend's most exciting food and drink festivals around the country. One of the year's biggest culinary celebrations takes place in Los Angeles, craft beer is honored on both coasts and events in New York and Nashville honor barbecue as we near one of the biggest grilling weekends of the calendar year. It's time to hit up one of these events while the sun is still blazing.


Food Festivals Around The U.S. This Weekend: BBQs Abound!

Step up to the grill for some amazing grub
Aug 16, 2013 10:00 am

We'd be a bit suspicious about all the BBQ-centric events taking over the end of August, but then again, it's barbecue, so what's there to complain about? The Freddy Smalls Backyard BBQ and Adam Perry Lang Serious BBQ are awesome come-one-come-all events that may put your average dad in the backyard with a pair of tongs to shame.

Brooklyn: 3 Food Events You Should Not Sleep On This Week

New Yorkers, your week is pretty much planned now
Aug 12, 2013 2:00 pm

Events in Brooklyn this week will feature the cooking of an acclaimed Boston chef, honor the first exhibit of the Museum of Food and Drink and mark Red Hook's Hometown BBQ restaurant opening. More information, after the jump.


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